[chik-uh n-liv-erd] /ˈtʃɪk ənˈlɪv ərd/
timid; fearful; cowardly.
Cowardly; chickenhearted (1870s+)
noun 1. a young lobster weighing 1 pound (0.4 kg) or less.
- Chicken louse
noun 1. a louse, Menopon pallidum (or gallinae); a parasite of poultry: order Mallophaga (bird lice)
noun 1. an edible yellow-to-orange bracket fungus, Laetiporus sulphureus, common on tree trunks, in which it causes wood decay.
- Chicken parmigiana
noun a breaded chicken cutlet baked with Parmesan cheese and served with tomato sauce and pasta; also written chicken parmigiano Examples The restaurant served both chicken and veal parmigiana. Word Origin Italian ‘parmesan’ Usage Note cooking